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Swastika burned into Butler County family's lawn

Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch - On Friday, July 5, 2013, John Namey stands by the swastika that was burned into the front lawn of his Buffalo Township home with chemicals earlier this week.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Eric Felack  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>On Friday, July 5, 2013, John Namey stands by the swastika that was burned into the front lawn of his Buffalo Township home with chemicals earlier this week.
Family photo - Vandalized pickup truck at the Namey home in Buffalo Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Family photo</em></div>Vandalized pickup truck at the Namey home in Buffalo Township.
Family photo - Coins superglued to the hood of a pickup truck at the Namey home in Buffalo Township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Family photo</em></div>Coins superglued to the hood of a pickup truck at the Namey home in Buffalo Township.

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Friday, July 5, 2013, 12:27 p.m.
 

A Butler County man believes someone vandalized his property to target his 16-year-old daughter.

John Namey, 42, of Buffalo Township said someone damaged a truck on Monday and burned a swastika on the front lawn overnight on Wednesday.

“It's more anger than anything at this point,” said Namey. “My 11-year-old stepdaughter slept in our bed (Thursday) night because she's scared. That shouldn't be happening.”

Namey contacted township police after both incidents.

An officer confirmed on Friday that the department is investigating but could not provide additional information.

“The first incident I think they brushed off as vandalism,” Namey said. “The second time a different officer came out and I think that he views it a lot more seriously. (The swastika) takes it to another level.”

The FBI has offered township police assistance, said spokeswoman Kelly Kochamba. “Anytime anybody ever says ‘hate crime,' we assess the situation because we take it very seriously,” she said.

Namey said his daughter has been harassed by classmates at Freeport Area High school, adding that she doesn't ride the bus anymore because she was threatened by another student.

Her stepbrother drives her to school and the family believes that's why his pickup was vandalized, Namey said.

Someone poured pink paint onto his stepson's truck, slashed two tires, glued coins onto the hood and scratched the word “think” on the truck, Namey said.

Jodi Weigand is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4702 or jweigand@tribweb.com.

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